SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Noga Glucksam

BA in History and International Relations (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), MA in International Relations and International Law (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
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Glucksam Noga
Department of Politics and International Studies

Tutor - Introduction to Global History

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)

Tutor - International Security

Ms Noga Glucksam
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Thesis title:
Justice and Social Peacebuilding: How Transitional Justice Affects Normative Changes in Post-Civil War Societies
Year of Study:
Third year
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As civil wars and internal violence surge around the world, the question of peacebuilding is often side-lined by security issues and economic agendas. Nevertheless, comparative data indicates that successful social reconstruction can ensure longer-lasting stability in post conflict societies. One approach to social peacebuilding is that of transitional justice, linking reconciliation with justice, and deducing a relationship between accountability and peacebuilding. However, with the human rights discourse dominating the field of peacebuilding and transitional justice, the impact of the western approach to justice on non-western and traditional societies recovering from mass atrocities is still lacking critical systematic examination. Social theory of international relations can offer us a useful approach to analyse the impact of political agents and institutions such as those of transitional justice on socio-political processes. The theory points out to a dynamic relationship between local communities, social agents of transitional justice, and national and international institutions that affect and shapes the way social norms are constructed and implemented. Using this theory I analyse the role of transitional justice mechanisms in shaping two social norms which are closely linked to peacebuilding: accountability and ontological security in two case studies: post-civil war Liberia and post-civil war Uganda.


“Social Peacebuilding in Africa: New Look on Traditional Justice“, paper delivered at PJSA international conference, October 2013.


Royal African Society


Comparative and International Politics